Congratulations from the UK team and UKBGF Board go to Norway, the European Online Champions 2015 (which strangely concluded in 2016).
The UK team of Gaz Owen, Jon Barnes, Sebastian Wilkinson, Chris Rogers and Charles Hill put on a superb show to finish third out of nineteen. This doesn’t tell the whole story as for one dizzy moment, as the tournament neared its conclusion, we led the field.
EBIF now concentrates on individual events, Gaz, Seb, Chris and Charles along with Cecilia Sparke, Chris Bray and Alastair Woods being the UK’s representatives in the Champions Cup and the European Cup. There are also many UK participants in the current EBIF Open, which along with the UKBGF online competition augers well for the future of UK online backgammon.
The guys have put down a real marker for UK backgammon and we hope to go one step further in the upcoming live events in Georgia and later in the year in the prestigious European Championships being held in Denmark. I will leave the final quote to our number one board Gaz Owen: ‘Let’s take it down next year!’.
You can find individual players’ performances here.